Madrid is an enthralling city that pulsates with sheer energy and passion. Is it the long history, the vibrant culture, the unique food and fashion? Likely it's a mix of all of those and more. Search for a hotel in Madrid that sets you smack dab in the middle of it all and see for yourself everything that the city has to offer. You can also check out romantic hotels in Madrid to set the ambiance right when you're traveling with your partner.
Monuments, Museums and Markets
Start your journey of discovery in Puerta del Sol, the cultural center of this vibrant city. Situated right at the heart of Madrid, this area also contains numerous renowned landmarks like the Statue of King Charles III, the Tio Pepe lighted sign, and the old Post Office, which serves as the office of the President of Madrid. A short walk will take you to the historic square of Plaza Mayor and Mercado San Miguel, the enormous food market that is the best place to get lunch, offering thousands of tapas.
The Prado National Museum is a must-visit for any art enthusiast, featuring an extensive collection of European art. Other museums within walking distance include the Thyssen-Bornemisza, Naval Museum, National Archaeological Museum of Spain, and The Queen Sofia Museum.
Food and Drink
There are more than enough fine restaurants with full menus to keep you eating fantastic meals the whole time you are here. Well-known places like offer culinary delights that are popular amongst tourists and locals alike. If you are staying in one of the hotels near Casa de Campo, the Mercado San Anton is the culinary scene to visit with its various food vendors offering everything from regional treats, quality foodstuffs, to fresh produce.
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